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Get to know: Olivia Higgins

With 10 days to go for the 2022 NRLW season, we caught up with our squad members to get to know them a little better. 

We sat down with ex-Rooster and hooker Olivia 'Liv' Higgins to discuss winning last year's Premiership and looking forward to playing in.

In 2018, Higgins played for the Aberglasslyn Ants and Country Rugby League on the Newcastle side. 

In 2020, she joined the Central Coast Roosters in the NSWRL Premiership before progressing to the NRLW competition last season. In 2021, Higgins played in the Roosters 2021 Grand Final win, scoring a try. 

Name: Olivia Higgins

Position/s: Hooker 

Junior Club: Aberglasslyn Ants

How did you find Rugby League?

Growing up in a footy family. 

Your journey in the game? Where have you played before?

I started playing league tag in 2018 and progressed from there to CRL for Newcastle and then the Central Coast Roosters once the CRL didn't have a team anymore. I then played for the Roosters in the NRLW competition. 

Where is your hometown?

Raymond Terrace.

What are you most looking forward to this season?

Playing for my hometown and playing in front of the Newcastle crowd. Their support is massive. 

What are your goals for the 2022 season?

I would love to win the premiership but also develop more as a player. There are so many things I can learn in my position. 

Favourite canteen snack as a kid?


Favourite movie?

Lords of Dogtown.

Greatest on-field moment?

Winning the Premiership with the Roosters. 

Greatest off-field moment?

Graduating as a PDH Teacher. 

Do you have any sporting heroes?

Roger Federer and a non-sporting hero would be my Dad.